Handbook on Governance and Development

Wil Hout, J Hutchison

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This Handbook provides readers with an expert overview of the key theoretical approaches to governance and development, covering a broad range of policy areas and domains.

Utilising a critical approach to assess issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, the contributions in this Handbook review different social contexts and policy areas, governance arrangements, and processes relating to the issues of development. Chapters illustrate at global, regional and national levels how the specific forms of governance impact on development and how ongoing trends of development can influence governance concerns. Further insights are also offered regarding the functioning of the state and the transformation of the role of the state in a modern society, illustrating the place for governance in future development policies.

Researchers in governance and development will find this comprehensive Handbook an excellent resource for their area of specialisation, and scholars in governance, political science, social sciences and economics will be provided with a useful entry point into the literature. Practitioners will also welcome this as an informative read for updating their knowledge and accessing the latest research findings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages406
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78990-875-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-78990-874-9
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2022

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SeriesElgar Handbooks in Development

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